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Marshall A. Hanson

September 11, 1950 - July 10, 2014

Captain Marshall Hanson, USNR (Retired) died suddenly of natural causes on July 10 at his home in Alexandria, VA. He was 63. Marshall was National Director of Legislation and Military Policy for the Reserve Officers Association of the United States.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah and their two daughters, Loren Louise and Sydney Emilia. his sister, Terrianne Warner, Cimarron, CO and his parents, Mavis and Sid Hanson, Grand Junction, CO.

Captain Hanson was born in Darby, PA and raised in Glen Rock, NJ and Seattle, WA. A 1972 Graduate of the University of Washington, he was commissioned through NROTC. He earned an MBA from the University of Washington in 1978, and is a 1990 graduate with distinction of the Naval War College.

Following commissioning in 1972, Captain Marshall Hanson served three years on active duty and 27 years in the Naval Reserve retiring in August, 2002. Upon retirement CAPT Hanson was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Marshall will be remembered for far more than his tireless work on behalf of America's Reservists; his thoughtful demeanor and honor-bound approach to life endeared him to all who had the pleasure of working with him. He will be missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be held at ROA Headquarters, 1 Constitution, Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2014 from 10:00 - 12:00. Cards can be mailed to ROA c/o Marshall Hanson Memorial.
Published in The Seattle Times on July 27, 2014
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